Travel from Surat Thani Railway Station to Railay

The easiest and quickest way to travel from Surat Thani Train Station to Railay is to take the joint bus and boat transfer service operated by Phantip Travel.

Travel Times to Railay


There is a single direct service a day from Surat Thani Railway Station to Railay which you can book online.

Surat Thani StationRailayCostCompany
08:0012:00650 THBPhantip

  • The arrival time is for arrival at Ao Nang beach for the short connecting boat journey to Railway.

Buy Tickets to Railay


Use the Search Box below to buy your tickets from Surat Thani Railway Station to Ao Nang.

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Location of Surat Thani Railway Station


The Phantip Travel service to Railay departs from the car park in front of Surat Thani Railway Station

Google Map of Surat Thani Railway Station

Arrival in Railay


Phantip Travel services to Railay include a boat transfer from Ao Nang Beach to Railay West Beach. 

Google Map of Railay West Beach

About Travel to Ao Railay


The journey with Phantip Travel from Surat Thani Railway Station to Railay has three stages:

  • Stage 1: A/C bus from the Phantip Travel office in the car park in front of Surat Thani Train Station to the Krabi Sea Pearl Office in Krabi Town. This is a journey of 163 km which takes around 2 hours.
  • Stage 2: Minivan from Krabi Sea Pearl Office to Ao Nang Beach. This is a journey of 17.5 km which takes 27 minutes.
  • Stage 3: Transfer by wooden longtail boat from Ao Nang Beach to Railway West Beach. This is a journey of about 3 km which takes 10 to 15 minutes.
Longtail boats at Railay Beach
Longtail boats at Railay Beach

If you are travelling by train from Bangkok we recommend that you book one of the earlier departures to make sure that make it in time for the 08:00 service to Railay. Trains from Bangkok to Surat Thani are often delayed by up to 90 minutes. For this reason the latest train you should take is Train #167 departing at 18:30.

  • Train times from Bangkok to Surat Thani:
TrainBangkokSurat ThaniSleeper
4308:0516:45No
17113:0000:22Yes
3114:4501:23Yes
37/4515:1002:00Yes
16915:3503:45Yes
8317:05 04:24Yes
17317:35 05:48Yes
16718:3006:23Yes
8519:3007:06Yes
39/4122:5008:05No

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